My buddy down the hall hailed me to fix his computer but it's definitely hardware-oriented. When i tried turning it on the following message appeared:
"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
No boot device available
No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"
It is a Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop. As far as i know it was working alright until today.
Thanks for any help you can provide.